Hopi Ear Candles

Many cultures including the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks, have used the traditional natural therapy of ear candling on a spiritual level, to purify and cleanse the aura. Hopi Ear Candles as we know them today are believed to originate from the Native American Hopi Indians of North Arizona. Hopi means ‘peaceful people’ and this gentle and soothing therapy is indeed well known for its calming and relaxing effects. Ear candles are now widely used throughout the modern world for helping specific conditions and to still stressful minds.

Although a Hopi Ear Candle treatment can be enjoyed purely for relaxation, the process is believed to be helpful for many problems and conditions, including the following:

  • Sinusitis

  • Tinnitus

  • Hay fever

  • Catarrh

  • Headaches

  • Irritability and stress

  • May help to loosen excessive ear wax

  • Ear pressure due to flying

  • Vertigo

The treatment involves placing a hollow tube made of unbleached cotton that is coated with natural ingredients such as beeswax, honey and herbs – into the ear canal. Each ear is treated separately, and as the candle gently burns down it is believed to act like a ‘chimney’ creating a light vacuum effect. The flicker of the flame also creates vibrations that massage the eardrum. The herbal vapours from the lit candle also swirl into the ear canal, helping to soothe and balance. It sounds like a fire softly crackling away which adds to the overall relaxing experience. The usual burn time of each candle is between ten and fifteen minutes. A very pleasant feeling of warmth from both the candle and the reassurance of the therapist’s touch also makes this a deeply relaxing treatment.

The ear candle treatment is then followed by a massage of the outer ear and the face followed by a pressure point and lymphatic drainage massage. This helps the effects of the ear candles by releasing blockages in the sinuses and ears.

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